Rasmussen: Voters Favor Business Over Govt Experience

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 01:24 PM

By Greg McDonald

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A recent Rasmussen Reports poll of likely Republican primary voters finds that most value private sector business experience in their candidates more than government service.
The telephone poll of 1,000 likely GOP primary participants conducted Aug. 15 by Rasmussen found that 92 percent consider time spent in private business “at least somewhat important,” while 52 percent believe it to be “very important” in determining their vote.
On the flip side of the equation, 82 percent of those surveyed said government experience is at least somewhat important in helping them make their final decision, while 40 percent indicated that it’s a very important factor in their voting preference.
The survey could provide some insight in how to approach voters as the presidential campaign progresses for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Georgia businessman Herman Cain.
They both have more extensive business experience than the other candidates, and Cain is the only one running in the GOP field who has not served in government.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Starbucks Delivery: Door-to-Door Caffeine Coming to Select US Cities

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 20:00 PM

For those who have ever wished Starbucks had delivery service, that wish will soon be coming true after the coffee giant . . .

John Denver Bronze Bust Stolen During Halloween Ball in Denver

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 19:16 PM

A bronze bust of John Denver went missing during a heavy-metal Halloween ball and the Denver radio station that held the . . .

Mars Hill to Dissolve by Year's End Following Mark Driscoll Resignation

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 18:23 PM

Seattle-based megachurch Mars Hill announced Friday that it will dissolve, splitting its 13 campuses into separate and s . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved